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Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, …

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The Flying Piglet: Rory's Field Cycles Di2 Disc Road

Sheffield should be very proud of their sons, Field Cycles. Their latest disc-braked road bike brings the spirit of the city’s steel-making heritage to the arena of the modern custom bicycle – with a striking blue and yellow color scheme.<p>Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 groupset, including their hydraulic …

Copycat Larabar Recipe in 25 Flavors | Make Your Own Homemade Larabars

Do you love the taste of those wonderful healthy fruit and nut bars? We do too, but we don't love spending upwards of $2 each for them! The truth is, …

Alberto Contador's custom-painted Specialized S-Works Tarmac

This article was originally published on our sister site Cyclingnews.<p>Specialized has provided Alberto Contador with a custom-painted Specialized …

Maximum Italian: Colnago Extreme Power

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, and was recently host to the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships, a weekend of general debauchery and outlandish costumes aboard, well, single speed cyclocross bikes.<p>Victoria is also host to a particularly well-kept example of …

Bikes of the Bunch: Colnago Master X-Light 30th Anniversary Edition

<i>In this week’s Bikes of the Bunch we check out a 2013 Colnago Master X-Light 30th Anniversary edition. As the bike’s owner Ric Falconer explains, the</i> …

For Naturephiles Only: A Typeface Made Of Trees

Yes, someone has translated the texts of Borges, Ursula K. Le Guin and others into dense typographic forests.<p>Irish artist Katie Holten’s new book <i>About Trees</i> is not just a book about trees–it’s written in <i>Trees.</i><p>Utilizing 26 different tree species to represent the different letters in the Roman …

Six-Eleven NB's Road

Culturally, Japanese have a deep respect and appreciation for products that are well made, especially when they are handmade by craftspeople who obviously create their work with passion. It’s no wonder then, that the crew at Shibuya’s Blue Lug store love America’s best frame builders, like Aaron …

Saffron Frameworks Polychromie

The Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier was once quoted as saying “The house is a machine for living” — an insight into his somewhat totalitarian philosophies. In contrast to the stark nature of his reinforced concrete architecture, his paintings were ethereal and colourful.<p>Le Corbusier extensively …

Firefly Bicycles FF411

When it comes to cycling, Melbourne is Australia’s capital city. But there’s one thing in trumps that Sydney has over its southern sister, and that is a <i>mountainous</i> coastline. Skunkworks Bikes is located at the heart of the eastern suburbs, Bondi Beach, and specialises in assembling bikes of the …

34 Healthy Energy Bars You Can Make at Home

Everyone loves a great bar. In this case, we're talking about the kind you can pack as a perfectly portable meal or snack (though we love bars with …

Top 10 wonderful workouts around the globe

Exercise on holiday needs neither to be boring, nor a waste of valuable travel time. Hit these locations hard and you’ll experience a rush of more than just endorphins.<p>1. Grouse Grind, North Vancouver, Canada<p>Visitors looking for a little exercise in Vancouver traditionally head to the stunning …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p>1. Yorkshire<p>Visitors …

Donhou Bicycles Signature Steel

It was a privilege to be able to visit Tom Donhou in his workshop earlier this year on a holiday that coincided with the 2014 Tour de France <i>Grand Depart</i>. Tom allowed me to photograph a project that he’d been working on, but these official photos give a much more accurate representation of just how …

St Joris Cycles Evil Plan

The legend of St George and the Dragon, while adopted by the Christian tradition, is actually Eastern in origin, brought back by the Crusaders. He is the Patron Saint of England, but he is called <i>St Joris</i> in Dutch and his helm adorns the down tube of all St Joris Cycles, a framebuilder from …

Formigli Classic

Renzo Formigli is one of the few Italian frame builders who has managed to provide a custom product at the highest level of quality and still utilise the latest materials. Born in 1969, he was apprenticed to Cino Cinelli at the age of twenty-one and built the first Formigli racing bike at …

The High-Fat Diet for Runners

In 1879, more than a century before ultra-endurance races became a thing, Arctic explorer Frederick Schwatka and 12 Inuit companions embarked on a record-setting 3,200-mile sled journey across the frozen tundra. To fuel themselves during the next 11 months, the men killed and ate reindeer, musk …

Chris Hadfield's Stunning Photos From Space Will Give You A 'Truly Global Perspective' On Our Planet

From a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls to a breathtaking pic of the Windy City, astronaut Chris Hadfield became famous for his stunning photos of Earth from space.<p>Hadfield shared many of his photos via social media--but not the 150 images included in his new book, "You Are Here: Around the World …

Scrubby Bay, New Zealand

<b>It’s unclear why anyone would ever want to leave New Zealand,</b> but after 35 years in America Mark Palmer had the good sense to return to his native …

Van Nicholas 650b Pioneer

For the bicycle tourist, Japan is a heavenly destination — one filled simultaneously with bright excitement and serene hideaways. You can pitch a tent just about anywhere, the locals are polite, the scenery and culture is spellbinding, and so is the terrain.<p>Van Nicholas is a Dutch company that …

Porteur Cycles

Spend the Night in the Sky: Rent a Fire Tower

Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 manning a fire tower on Washington’s Desolation Peak, in the northern Cascades. He didn’t do much writing there, apparently, despite being alone with pencil and paper. But he stayed for 63 days. The views were good.<p>Over the following decades, as new …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

Scottish independence: Campaigns seize on Scotland powers pledge

<b>Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate have seized on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.</b><p>The pledge, signed by David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, also promises equitable sharing of resources and preserving the Barnett funding formula.<p>The …